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S&W 617 Question

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by shotcalla, Feb 27, 2003.

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  1. shotcalla

    shotcalla Member

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    Sold my Taurus 94 last week (good riddance!) and I am in the market for a 617. Do they all have target triggers and hammers and adj. sights. After the horrible trigger on the Taurus I am looking for something smooth, what is the chance the 617 will come with smooth, sweet trigger and how much does S&W charge for an action job.


    In terms of accuracy would I be better off with an older k22?

    Your thoughts are appreciated.

    I must be stupid this is in the wrong forum
     
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  2. Al Thompson

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  3. 10-Ring

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    I was in the market for a 617 towards the end of last year...the price has me in limbo :rolleyes:
    Anyway, back on point...I have only seen on 617. It was a 10-shot target model w/ the hammer, trigger and asjustable sights as mentioned. The trigger was a little on the heavy side for a target gun, but still smooth & very managable, especially vs. my Taurus 94.
    PS...I've kept my 94 strictly for DA practice. After a few hundred rounds through it, ALL my other triggers feel custom ;)
     
  4. CZ-75

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    It is possible to replace the trigger rebound spring with a Wolff of lighter weight w/o too much trouble. Mainspring needs to be full power to ensure ignition.

    I have a 6" 6-shot that has a nice 2 1/2 SA and 9-10lb DA pull with minimal polishing and a lighter rebound spring. Wasn't that bad to begin with, though.

    Target trigger and hammer standard on that length barrel.
     
  5. Hal

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    Yes.

    Keep your eyes open for an older pinned Model 17. It took me close to three years of searching local dealers and gun show's to find one, but I finally lucked into a pair of them. I had, and traded off, a newer 10 shot Model 617 which was a real stinker. IMNSHO, it should never have left the factory. Horrible creepy rough trigger, bore so rough it would only fire a few rounds before they started to tumble, light hammer strike w/would misfire ~50% of the time. I could have lived w/all those defects an sent it back to Smith except for the other "defects" they couldn't do anything about. The 10 shot cylinder/round butt frame.:barf: (<--personal preference only). I wanted something to compliment my 6 shot/square frame K frames, and after shooting the 617 the very first time, I realized what a horrible mistake I made.
     
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